Margaret O. Fricka, age 91, of Canby, MN, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Canby with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Canby City Cemetery, Canby. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby is entrusted with the arrangements.
Margaret Olinda Fricka was born on August 19, 1930 to August and Josie (Halverson) Fricka at the family home near Minneota, Minnesota. The family moved to a farm near Estelline, SD. When Margaret was 5 her mother passed away and when she was 11 her father passed away. Margaret went to live with her aunt and uncle, Sieben and Nettie Eilers in Canby, MN. Margaret received her grade school education in Canby and Porter, MN. Following her education, Margaret worked as a caretaker and house cleaner, which she did until her retirement. She dedicated her life to her church and enjoyed her church family at Full Gospel Assembly Church in Canby. Margaret’s favorite time of the year was Christmas; especially buying gifts for all of the kids and hosting and making the Christmas meal for her family, which she did for over 40 years. Margaret passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 91.
She is survived by her cousins: Bob and Wanda Eilers and their children: Bob and Lori Jelen, Joe and Brenda Mamer, Duane and Karen Ludewig, Keith and Robin Nuese, and Jill Eilers and their families as well as other cousins and friends in the area. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.